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Peckar & Abramson Partner Kevin J. O’Connor Designated as Certified Civil Trial Attorney by Supreme Court of New Jersey

Published Date:

January 24, 2022

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Kevin O’Connor, chair of the firm’s Business Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

According to the Supreme Court of New Jersey, “A designation of Certified Civil Trial Attorney is granted only to those attorneys who are able to demonstrate the highest levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Less than 2% of attorneys in New Jersey have the honor of this accreditation.”  A New Jersey attorney who is certified as a civil trial attorney must meet a multitude of criteria over the five years preceding certification including being favorably evaluated by 12 of their peers, participating in at least 45 days of trial during which the attorney served as lead counsel in at least five jury cases, and passing a day long written examination in the intricacies of civil trial law.

“Kevin has made innumerable contributions to Peckar & Abramson and this merited designation acknowledges his exemplary trial capabilities and is a reflection of his commitment to extraordinary client service,” said Steven M. Charney, P&A Chair. “Our clients have greatly benefitted from the outstanding leadership and capabilities Kevin brings to our Corporate & Commercial Disputes practice.”

About Kevin J. O’Connor

Kevin O’Connor is chair of the Business Litigation practice at Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and vice-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with a focus on employment defense, business, and commercial litigation, including complex construction disputes. Kevin represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation. He has extensive experience in the areas of EPLI and D&O defense; class action defense; partnership and corporate dissolutions; construction litigation; unfair competition; restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation; RICO and securities law defense and Computer Fraud & Abuse Act and Computer Related Offenses Act claims.

Kevin is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a prestigious distinction that is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in a given jurisdiction. He is also an active member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Retail & Hospitality, Employment Law, and Construction Law Committees. Kevin is a frequent lecturer and author of many published articles, including the Peckar & Abramson Business Owner Rights blog. He received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and his B.A. from Montclair State University.

About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is a national law firm with offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL) and across Europe (through its founding membership in Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance). In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters.

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